Fridge and Freezer not cold

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Grant From Lansing, MI

Jul 24, 2012

My Amana side-by-side fridge (Model: SCD23VW) took a dump the other day. Both sides were very warm. About $150 in new parts fixed the whole shebang.

1st items: overload relay with capacitor

2nd items: Bi-metal Defrost Thermostat and a Defrost Timer Switch

3rd item: Evaporator fan motor

I think it was a combination of things that caused the failure. Heck, all the repairs were super easy and now my fridge is rock solid. The bi-metal defrost thermostat was purchased at a local store. It just had the thermostat and 2 brown wires. Replacing the entire harness is not necessary. I simply cut wires, striped the, and used wire nuts for speedy repair. (Took 4 min)

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Evaporator Fan Motor - 115V 60Hz

Part Number: PS1565099

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